What is the difference between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing?

San Luis Obispo assisted living facility The Manse is a premiere, high-end senior assisted living facility that provides a number of different care options for residents.

The Manse is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities differ from skilled nursing facilities in a number of ways:

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living has grown in popularity in the last few decades. Assisted living facilities provide a wide range of services, and are typically designed for seniors who can live independently, but may require some degree of assistance.

Some types of care that assisted living facilities may provide:

-Fitness programs
-Supervision and security
-Access to medical services
-Private rooms

The Manse is a San Luis Obispo assisted living facility that provides all of these services, as well as stimulating activities, luxury living quarters, restaurant style dining, and more.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities are facilities that provide medical care services. They are the highest level of care available to seniors. Often, seniors will be placed in nursing homes temporarily, sometimes following major surgeries or sudden declines in health.

At skilled nursing facilities, skilled nursing care is available on site, 24 hours a day, and a licensed physician supervises each patient. Often, other medical professionals like physical therapists are also on site.

Some types of care that skilled nursing facilities may provide:

-Semi-private rooms
-Physical therapy
-Nursing care
-Dietary counseling
-Medical supplies and equipment access
-Ambulance transportation

Unlike assisted living, skilled nursing care rendered in a skilled nursing facility can also be covered by Medicare Part A. Medicare only covers these costs for a period of time, typically about 100 days after a hospitalization.

The Manse San Luis Obispo assisted living facility provides services for seniors that wish to and are able to maintain a degree of independence. Unlike other assisted living care facilities, at The Manse, residents or their families pay only for the services that they need.

To learn more about The Manse and the services that we offer, call (805) 541-4222.